Structure determination

Single-crystal X-ray Diffraction


When chemical or biological substances crystallize into single crystals, the technique of X-ray or electron diffraction can be used to determine their three-dimensional structure. The technique provides accurate and precise measurements of molecular dimensions in a way that no other method can approach and is the only method for determining the absolute structure unambiguously. A frequent use is the identification of natural products, or of the products of synthetic chemistry experiments; however, detailed molecular geometry, intermolecular interactions and absolute configuration can also be studied.

  • Crystal structure determination
  • Molecular structure and geometry
  • Absolute structure and configuration
  • Single crystal diffraction
  • Powder diffraction
  • Ambient and non-ambient conditions
  • Displacement parameters
  • Charge density
  • Intermolecular interactions
  • Structure correlation

Technoinfo Ltd is an award-winning Rigaku Oxford Diffraction distributor. Rigaku is a global leader in analytical X-ray technology, the Rigaku Oxford Diffraction division provides the ultimate expertise and latest technology to suit your crystallographic requirements. Rigaku offer a range of crystallography systems — turnkey combinations of area detectors, goniometers, generators, optics and software — to address particular needs in your lab, group or department.

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